U.S. Charges Russian Federal Security Service Officers with Hacking Related to Yahoo
Multiple news outlets have reported that a forty-seven-count indictment was handed up in the Northern District of California for multiple computer fraud and abuse act violations stemming from breaches of Yahoo accounts.
The indictment includes four named parties and other unknown and unnamed:
(2) Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin also an FSB Officer and Dokuchaev’s superior,
(3) Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, a Russian national and resident as well as a hacker who has been on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, and is subject to an INTERPOL “Red Notice” (meaning that Russian authorities should have detained and arrested Belan once located within the Russian Federation), and
(4) Karim Baratov, a Canadian national and resident, also a criminal hacker and an associate of Dokuchaev’s.
Of course the trick now will be to see how many (if any) of these persons are ever located and brought before the jurisdiction of a U.S. Court. However, I suppose the symbolism of the indictment is all that matters for the time being.